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University of the Rockies was founded June 18, 1998 as the Colorado School of Professional Psychology (COSPP) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In 2007, Bridgepoint Education Inc. purchased COSPP, and the name was changed to University of the Rockies. The University is a leader in graduate education offering Master's and Doctoral degree programs in the social and behavioral sciences. University of the Rockies consists of the School of Professional Psychology, the School of Organizational Leadership, and the School of Social, Human, and Educational Development.

The School of Professional Psychology provides ethical, scholarly, and personalized education that prepares individuals for practice in the applications of psychology. The School of Professional Psychology offers programs on site in Denver as well as online. At the Denver Instructional Site, the School offers the Master of Arts in Counseling with different specialization options, the Master of Arts in Psychology with various specialization options, and a Doctor of Psychology, Sport and Performance Psychology Specialization, as well as the Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Specialization. Online, the School of Professional Psychology offers three specializations at the Master's level as well as the Doctor of Psychology, Sport and Performance Psychology Specialization.

The School of Organizational Leadership provides high quality, accessible degree programs that develop the expertise and competence required for individuals to lead contemporary organizations. At the Denver Instructional Site, and online, the School of Organizational Leadership offers both the Master of Arts in Psychology and the Doctor of Psychology with multiple specialization options. In 2011, the School of Organizational Leadership introduced three new degree programs: the Master of Arts in Human Services, the Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership, and the Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Development and Leadership.

In 2013, the Higher Learning Commission granted approval for University of the Rockies to offer degree programs at the Denver Instructional Site. Face-to-face instruction is available for programs in the School of Organizational Leadership, the School of Professional Psychology, and the School of Social, Human, and Educational Development.

In 2014, University of the Rockies introduced three new degree programs: the Master of Arts in Education, the Doctor of Philosophy in Education, and the Doctor of Philosophy in Human Services. The programs are offered through the School of Social, Human, and Educational Development.

The School of Social, Human, and Educational Development provides scholarly, high quality, and personalized graduate degree programs that prepare individuals for leadership and professional service. At the Denver Instructional Site, and online, the School of Social, Human, and Educational Development offers both the Master of Arts and Doctor in Philosophy in Education with two specialization options, as well as the Master of Arts in Human Services with two specialization options and Doctor of Philosophy in Human Services.

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